Collected news of new appointments and practice changes

ADDLESHAW GODDARD, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and internationally, has announced the promotion of real estate solicitor Paul Ewing to partner in its Edinburgh office.

BKF (BANNATYNE KIRKWOOD FRANCE & CO), Glasgow has announced the appointment of Alan Eccles to the firm. Previously a partner at BRODIES, he works in three main areas: charities, private client, and parliamentary matters.

BRODIES LLP, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dingwall, has appointed solicitor advocate Carly Forrest, previously with BTO, as a partner in its Insurance & Risk practice, and made seven other solicitors up to partner in a total of 36 promotions across the firm: Kate McLeish and Karren Smith (Real Estate), Andy Nolan (Corporate & Commercial), Jack Moir (Banking), Jared Oyston and solicitor advocate Niall McLean (Litigation), and Jennifer Wilkie (Personal & Family). Ms Smith will also take on a leading role in Brodies’ Dingwall office.

There are eight new senior associates: Jenna McCosh and Breda Deeley (Real Estate); Paul Green (Corporate & Commercial); Eoghann Green, Lynn Livesey, Gemma Nicholson and Ramsay Hall (Litigation); and Kimberley Ryder-Forman (Banking); and 21 promotions to associate: Dave Bales, Cameron McKay and Gail Smith (Real Estate); Jennifer Crawford, Will Rollinson, Harriet Rutherford, Sarah McConnell and Lucie Hassell (Corporate & Commercial); Ross Mitchell, Stephanie Clarke, Jamie Dunne, Lisa Kinroy, Alison McAteer and Jo Kelbrick (Litigation); Stewart Gibson, Rachael Noble and Garry Sturrock (Personal & Family); and Anna Bell, Katie Priester, Rachel O’Reilly and Claire Devlin (Banking).

CAIRNS BROWN, Alexandria and Dumbarton, has appointed as a partner Kenneth Owen McGowan, based at its Alexandria office, with effect from 1 April. He will oversee the firm’s criminal practice.

CLYDE & CO, Edinburgh and globally, has appointed Vikki Melville as managing partner for Scotland from 1 May 2020, taking over from David Tait, who remains on the firm’s Scottish executive committee.

Jacqueline Fordyce, advocate has been appointed as the sole registrar of the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) in Scotland.

GILSON GRAY, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and North Berwick, has appointed English-qualified commercial property lawyer Mark Sabey as legal director in its Glasgow Real Estate division. He was most recently a director with BURNESS PAULL.

Gilson Gray has announced seven promotions: to legal director, Cheryl Edgar (Residential Conveyancing, based in East Lothian); to associate, Jean McAlpine (Residential Conveyancing), Iain Grant (Litigation & Dispute Resolution), Joe Davies (Private Client) and Shona Young (Family Law); and to senior solicitor, Emma Cowie (Residential Conveyancing) and Fraser Cameron (Litigation & Dispute Resolution).

LINDSAYS, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, has appointed David Rose as a partner in its Commercial Property team. He joins from DENTONS. Also appointed are Katherine McAlpine (who joins from MILLER HENDRY) as a senior solicitor in Dispute Resolution & Litigation, and Rhian Griffiths as a solicitor in Commercial Property.

MUNRO & NOBLE, Inverness, Dingwall & Aviemore, has promoted Kay Bevans Brown (Residential Conveyancing) and Laura McCarthy (Litigation) to partner, and Chris Allan (Executry) and James Noone (Litigation) to associate, all with effect from 1 April 2020.

PROGENY, a UK professional advisory firm with offices in Edinburgh and elsewhere, has appointed Stuart Easton, of EASTONS, Glasgow, to its business to advise in wills, powers of attorney, trusts, executries and estate planning.

RAEBURN CHRISTIE CLARK & WALLACE LLP, Aberdeen, Ellon, Stonehaven, Inverurie and Banchory, announce the promotion of Amy Watson to partner, and Ruth Lussier to associate, both in the Private Client team, with effect from 1 June 2020.

ROONEY NIMMO, Edinburgh and London, has appointed commercial lawyer Neil Anderson as a partner, based in both offices. He was formerly a partner at LEDINGHAM CHALMERS.

TLT LLP, Glasgow, Edinburgh and UK wide, has appointed dual qualified solicitor Stacey Cassidy, who joins from PINSENT MASONS, as a partner in its Projects, Infrastructure & Construction team, based in Glasgow, and Michael Spence, previously head of Real Estate (Scotland) at WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON, as a partner in Real Estate, based in Edinburgh.

WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and internationally, has appointed Chris McLauchlan, who joins from EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND, as a legal director to lead its Banking team in Scotland, and Ewelina Kurek, who joins from SHEPHERD & WEDDERBURN, as an associate in its Real Estate team, both based in Edinburgh.

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